The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 534 485 536
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +51
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 90 131 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 1.71% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 91 29
Average daily rate £425 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £381 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £413 £374
% change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7528 7679 6648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.87% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 4286 3495
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 442 393
Average hourly rate £28.38 £24.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -66 84 £428 +0.58% 8
London -14 39 £425 - 3
South East -1 23 £356 -20.83% 2
Berkshire +6 10 £400 -11.11%
East of England +8 8 £488 +18.18% 1
West Yorkshire -3 7 £500 +21.21% 2
Yorkshire -37 7 £500 +24.84% 2
North West -7 6 £530 +28.48%
West Sussex - 6 - -
Manchester - 6 £530 -
Glasgow +17 5 £331 -30.26%
Scotland -1 5 £331 -30.26%
Hertfordshire - 5 £488 - 1
Crawley - 5 - -
City of London +19 4 £419 +1.51%
Buckinghamshire +13 3 - -
Hampshire +5 3 £325 - 1
Maidenhead +2 3 - -
Leeds -4 3 £428 +3.63% 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £450 -
Reading -11 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £400 -
Harrow - 2 £463 -
Bradford - 2 £550 -
Halifax - 2 £500 - 1
Milton Keynes +4 1 - -
Surrey -9 1 - -
West Midlands -12 1 £400 -3.03%
Shropshire - 1 £400 -
Winchester - 1 £325 -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 174 (97.21%) F5
2 129 (72.07%) Cisco
3 110 (61.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 103 (57.54%) Firewall
5 77 (43.02%) Load Balancing
6 72 (40.22%) Cisco Certification
7 65 (36.31%) CheckPoint
8 62 (34.64%) BIG-IP
9 61 (34.08%) Cisco ASA
10 58 (32.40%) DNS
11 57 (31.84%) Finance
12 54 (30.17%) TCP/IP
13 53 (29.61%) CCNP
13 53 (29.61%) LAN
14 50 (27.93%) WAN
15 44 (24.58%) BGP
16 42 (23.46%) VPN
16 42 (23.46%) Network Security
17 38 (21.23%) OSPF
18 36 (20.11%) Cisco Nexus
19 34 (18.99%) Juniper
20 33 (18.44%) DHCP
21 31 (17.32%) EIGRP
22 28 (15.64%) SSL
23 27 (15.08%) Blue Coat
24 25 (13.97%) Unix
25 24 (13.41%) Data Centre
26 23 (12.85%) Cisco IOS
27 21 (11.73%) Windows
28 20 (11.17%) Wireless

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.91%) WebLogic
2 6 (3.35%) JBoss
3 5 (2.79%) Apache
3 5 (2.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.68%) IaaS
1 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 110 (61.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 103 (57.54%) Firewall
3 62 (34.64%) BIG-IP
4 61 (34.08%) Cisco ASA
5 58 (32.40%) DNS
6 54 (30.17%) TCP/IP
7 53 (29.61%) LAN
8 50 (27.93%) WAN
9 44 (24.58%) BGP
10 42 (23.46%) Network Security
10 42 (23.46%) VPN
11 38 (21.23%) OSPF
12 36 (20.11%) Cisco Nexus
13 33 (18.44%) DHCP
14 31 (17.32%) EIGRP
15 28 (15.64%) SSL
16 23 (12.85%) Cisco IOS
17 20 (11.17%) Wireless
18 19 (10.61%) MPLS
19 18 (10.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.56%) OLTP
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (31.84%) Finance
2 17 (9.50%) Banking
3 13 (7.26%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.47%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.68%) Retail
6 2 (1.12%) Law
6 2 (1.12%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Games
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 80 (44.69%) Network Engineer
2 21 (11.73%) Administrator
2 21 (11.73%) Security Engineer
3 19 (10.61%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (8.94%) Consultant
5 15 (8.38%) Network Specialist
6 10 (5.59%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (5.03%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (5.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (3.91%) Architect
8 7 (3.91%) Network Administrator
8 7 (3.91%) Network Consultant
8 7 (3.91%) Senior Security Engineer
8 7 (3.91%) Technical Specialist
8 7 (3.91%) WAN Engineer
9 6 (3.35%) Analyst
9 6 (3.35%) Security Consultant
10 5 (2.79%) Network Analyst
10 5 (2.79%) Security Specialist
10 5 (2.79%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.47%) Middleware
2 7 (3.91%) REST
2 7 (3.91%) SOAP
3 5 (2.79%) J2EE
3 5 (2.79%) XML
4 4 (2.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) Java EE
5 1 (0.56%) JSON
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.56%) Web Services
5 1 (0.56%) WSDL
5 1 (0.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.41%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.59%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.03%) Clustering
4 7 (3.91%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.79%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.79%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.12%) PKI
9 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.56%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Replication
9 1 (0.56%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.97%) Unix
2 21 (11.73%) Windows
3 14 (7.82%) Linux
4 3 (1.68%) CatOS
4 3 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.56%) CentOS
6 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (43.02%) Load Balancing
2 16 (8.94%) Change Management
3 10 (5.59%) High Availability
3 10 (5.59%) Network Architecture
4 9 (5.03%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (4.47%) Low Latency
6 7 (3.91%) E-Commerce
6 7 (3.91%) ITIL
6 7 (3.91%) Network Design
6 7 (3.91%) Security Architecture
7 6 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.35%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.35%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.35%) SIEM
7 6 (3.35%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (2.79%) OWASP
8 5 (2.79%) Performance Optimisation
8 5 (2.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (2.23%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.03%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.35%) Perl
2 6 (3.35%) Tcl
3 5 (2.79%) C
4 2 (1.12%) Java
5 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.56%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.56%) Lisp
5 1 (0.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (40.22%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (29.61%) CCNP
3 20 (11.17%) CCIE
4 15 (8.38%) CCSE
5 13 (7.26%) Degree
6 12 (6.70%) CCSA
7 11 (6.15%) CCNA
8 10 (5.59%) Security Cleared
9 9 (5.03%) SC Cleared
10 6 (3.35%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (2.23%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.68%) JNCIP
13 2 (1.12%) HND
14 1 (0.56%) CCDP
14 1 (0.56%) CISM
14 1 (0.56%) CISSP
14 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.56%) HP ASE
14 1 (0.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.23%) SLA
3 3 (1.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (11.17%) Firmware
2 13 (7.26%) Active Directory
3 11 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.23%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.56%) NFS
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.56%) vCloud
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (8.94%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.91%) Nessus
3 1 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.56%) OpenView
3 1 (0.56%) RANCID
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
3 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.56%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 174 (97.21%) F5
2 129 (72.07%) Cisco
3 65 (36.31%) CheckPoint
4 34 (18.99%) Juniper
5 27 (15.08%) Blue Coat
6 16 (8.94%) Infoblox
7 15 (8.38%) Palo Alto
8 11 (6.15%) VMware
9 10 (5.59%) SolarWinds
10 9 (5.03%) Aruba
10 9 (5.03%) Citrix
10 9 (5.03%) Fortinet
11 7 (3.91%) HP
12 6 (3.35%) Microsoft
12 6 (3.35%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.79%) Imperva
13 5 (2.79%) Intel Security
13 5 (2.79%) Riverbed
14 4 (2.23%) Nokia
15 3 (1.68%) IBM
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